Hartmut Jedamski, Age 56, of Fletcher, NC, passed away at his residence on June 15, 2014 of an unexpected sudden illness.
He was born on January 31, 1958 in Takoma Park, MD, the fourth child of the late Helmut and Emilie Jedamski. Also preceding him in death was his infant daughter Stephanie Jedamski.
Hartmut is survived by his son, Neil Jason Pulice, of Glenville. He is also survived by four brothers and five sisters: Wolf Jedamski and wife, Beth of Collegedale, TN; Waldtraut Jedamski of San Diego, CA; Heidi Wientjes and husband, Don of Wilmington, OH; Irmgart Mitchell and husband, Greg of Loma Linda, CA; Norbert Jedamski and wife, Kedrin of New Market, VA; Bernhart Jedamski and wife, Louise of New Market, VA; Inge Peters and husband, Steve of Stevensville, MD; Honey Miller and husband, Bob of Fairview, NC; and Berthold Jedamski and wife, Melissa of Sand Fork. Hartmut is also survived by 14 nieces and nephews and five great nieces and nephews, as well as the numerous people he considered his friends and neighbors.
Hartmut was a faithful member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Hartmut spent the majority of his life performing the hard manual labor of construction work, whether at his boyhood home in MD, or his young adult home in Gilmer County, and for several years in Harrisonburg, VA. He most recently relocated to NC, where he spent the past six years living near his dear sister Honey. Hartmut’s earthly life path was permanently altered in 1980 when he suffered a severe head injury from a construction accident. As a result, he endured numerous physical and personal interaction challenges thereafter. Hartmut loved the outdoors, and would often spend the entire day walking and exploring, and most likely reflecting on the beauty of his Lord and Savior’s nature and purpose in life. A cheerful man at heart, he always sincerely tried to be accepted and to do good for and bring happiness to others. His smile was infectious. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends who he touched so deeply.
Hartmut’s body has been cremated with the assistance of Asheville Area Alternative Funeral Home. A Memorial Service to remember and honor Hartmut’s life will be held in Glenville, at a later date this year that will be determined to be most suitable for his widespread friends and family, and will be followed by the private interment of his remains in the Jedamski Family Cemetery in Sand Fork.
Because of Hartmut’s love for children, and his strong desire to help those less fortunate, the family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations in his honor and memory be made to Carepartners Foundation (http://www.carepartnersfoundation.org/gift_memorial.html#gift_memorial).